• Effect of pH Alkalinity on Gold Leaching

    The role pH has in affecting gold leaching rates by cyanide and the functions of calcium hydroxide in cyanidation are as follow: 1. For safety and to prevent loss of cyanide by hydrolysis. 2. To prevent loss of cyanide by the action of carbon dioxide in the air. 3. To decompose bicarbonates in mill water before using it in cyanidation. 4. To neutralize acidic compounds such as ferrous salts

  • Gold Metallurgy and Leaching Process

    Leaching, often gold, is the process of extracting a soluble constituent from a solid by means of a solvent. In extractive metallurgy, of gold, it is the process of dissolving a certain mineral (or minerals) from an ore or a concentrate, or dissolving certain constituents from materials such as a calcines, mattes, scrap alloys, anodic slimes, etc., to achieve either one or two purposes

  • Gold leaching in cyanide-starved copper solutions in the

    Increasing leaching pH up to 12 enhances gold dissolution in the copper–cyanide–glycine solutions. However, increasing leaching pH to 13 has an adverse effect on the dissolution of gold. Graphical abstract. Gold dissolution in cuprous cyanide solutions at an ambient temperature (in step 3, 0.85 g/L glycine added after 4 h leaching time).

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  • Six Factors Affecting Gold Leaching in Cyanide Leaching

    Grinding fineness. Generally speaking, the determination of grinding fineness is related to the ore
  • Leaching of gold ore,gold ore beneficiation process design

    Reasons for difficult leaching of gold ore . There are many reasons why gold ore is difficult to leaching, including physical, chemical and mineralogical reasons.

  • The leaching and adsorption behaviour of gold ores

    THE LEACHING AND ADSORPTION BEHAVIOUR OF GOLD ORES Kevin Lee Rees Submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

  • Six Factors Affecting Gold Leaching in Cyanide Leaching

    Taking a low-grade oxidized gold ore containing carbon and arsenic as an example, the leaching test was carried out when the grinding fineness -0.074mm accounted for 95%, the pulp density was 33% and pH value was 12, the gold leaching rate kept 81.48% when the leaching time was 24 hours, 36 hours and 48 hours respectively.

  • The leaching and adsorption behaviour of gold ores

    4.3 CYANIDE LEACHING OF THE COPPER CONCENTRATE 92 4.3.1 The effect of copper 101 4.3.2 The role of iron 106 4.3.3 The role or nickel 107 4.3 .4 The role of silver 109 4.3.5 Theroleofzinc 109 4.4 THE EFFECT OF COPPER CYANIDE ON GOLD LEACHING FROM OXIDE AND SULPHIDE ORES 110 4.5 SUMMARY 114 CHAPTERS PREG-ROBBING PHENOMENA IN THE

  • Gold Extraction an overview ScienceDirect Topics

    However, leaching of gold after 24 h at pH 8.5 was similar to that observed at higher pH value, but the leaching rate was considerably slower. Figure 28.4 . Effect of pH on gold and silver extraction in selected oxide carbonaceous and sulfide ores (oxide and carbonaceous, Aylmore (unpublished); sulfide, Navarro et al. (2002) ).

  • The Metallurgy of Cyanide Gold Leaching An Introduction

    Oct 20, 2014· Leach Kinetics: The pH and the temperature of the reaction can affect the kinetics of the gold dissolution reaction. However the pH and temperature will also affect the kinetics of other deleterious reactions (like those outlined above), and determining the correct conditions for the leach can substantially affect the overall performance.

  • Predicting Cyanide Consumption in Gold Leaching: A Kinetic

    Gold is mainly extracted from its ores or concentrates by leaching with oxygenated cyanide solutions [1,2].Cyanide consumption during leaching, and the discharge of excess cyanide in wastewater, respectively constitute major economic [3,4] and environmental costs in the gold industry.Cyanide losses in the leaching stage mainly occur via the action of “cyanicides”: minerals, such as the

  • The effects of dissolved oxygen and cyanide dosage on gold

    The factors affecting gold leaching such as pH, temperature and oxidants in leaching solutions, reagent concentrations and foreign ions are presented to update the current understanding on gold

  • Optimizing and evaluating the operational factors

    As can be seen, the Au recovery is strongly affected by the leaching time. It can be seen that the leaching time has the most influence on gold leaching. In addition, the recovery of gold reduces with increasing pH in the range investigated. It is obvious that the high gold recovery is achieved at the highest leaching time and the lowest pH value.


    The effect of leaching parameters on gold cyanidation is studied in this in order to optimize the leaching process. A gold leaching model, based on the well-known shrinking-core model, is presented in this . It is proposed that Figure 10 Effect of pH on cyanide consumption (Linget al., 1996)

  • Leaching & Adsorption Resource Book

    The goal of leaching is to ‘push the reaction to the right’ ie; consume the reactants to produce the gold complex in solution. Therefore to leach the gold out of the ore and into solution, cyanide, and oxygen must be added to the slurry. Lime is added to the grinding circuit to modify the pH of the slurry to


    West Province. The mine produces around 450 kg of gold a month. The ores from the mine are treated in a separate stream at Kopanang Gold Plant. The Kopanang Gold Plant is a modern plant that uses mill-leach-CIP- electrowinning processes. The gold from the electrowinning process is smelted centrally in another plant situated 5 km away from Kopanang.

  • A Method for Leaching or Dissolving Gold from Ores or

    lurgical gold extraction routes utilize a leaching step to produce a gold-bearing solution as an intermediate product while the recycling of secondary gold from electronic and precious metal scrap is based on the selective and fast dissolu-tion of the precious metal. Therefore, A Method for Leaching or Dissolving Gold from Ores or Precious

  • Analysis of Factors Affecting Heap Leaching Process of

    Sep 01, 2017· 2 Factors affecting the leaching process of gold ore 2.1 Effect of Ore Property on Heap Leaching Process . sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, etc. are produced in the liquor. They react with

  • mining machine the effect of ph in gold leaching

    Leaching of an oxide gold ore with chloride hypochlorite . In summary at least 9 g L of HCl must be used to achieve fast and high gold recoveries Among the three factors tested in this study initial solution pH has the most profound effect on gold leaching in hypochlorite chloride system One of the effects of pH is on the distribution of solution species

  • The Effects of Acid on Aluminum Sciencing

    The acid dissolves the gold plating but leaves the aluminum undamaged. However, nitric acid has been known to damage high-grade aluminum such as 7075 or 2024 aluminum alloy. You can also use diluted mixtures of water and sulfuric acid for the same purpose.